Full-time: Coutts strikes late to earn Rams a point at Boro
PAUL Coutts' first goal for Derby County earned the Rams a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Coutts equalised in the 87th minute after Lukas Jutkiewicz looked to have won it for Boro late on.
Jutkiewicz had earlier cancelled out Theo Robinson's 15th-minute opener from the penalty spot.
Robinson and Nathan Tyson were both recalled to the Derby starting line-up as Nigel Clough made two changes to his side following Sunday's 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest.
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The strike duo replaced the injured Jamie Ward (hamstring) and Conor Sammon, who dropped to the bench.
Also among the Derby substitutes was teenage forward Mason Bennett, who became the Rams' youngest ever first-team player when he made his debut at the Riverside Stadium last season.
Tyson started wide on the left, with Will Hughes moved into a three-man central midfield.
Boro had the first effort on goal in the sixth minute, when Jake Buxton's slip allowed Grant Leadbitter to get a low shot in but Frank Fielding saved comfortably.
Moments later, Robinson did well after latching on to a flick from Tyson but Seb Hines came across to block his strike.
Nicky Bailey prodded wide from 20 yards, while Richard Keogh sliced over his own bar following a dangerous free kick into the box.
Derby won a penalty when Bryson exchanged passes with Robinson and was then taken out in the area by a combination of Andre Bikey and Leadbitter.
Robinson had missed from the spot in the League Cup defeat to Scunthorpe United but stepped up and finished well past Jason Steele, low into the corner.
The Rams' lead did not last long, though.
Keogh was adjudged to have fouled Jutkiewicz 25 yards from goal.
Leadbitter's free kick was parried by Fielding but he did not manage to push the ball away from danger and Jutkiewicz bundled the rebound in from close range.
Jutkiewicz had another chance soon after but his hooked effort from Justin Hoyte's cross lacked power and was easy for the keeper.
After Hughes had fired over, play was brought back for a foul on Robinson and Coutts felt his free kick had been handled as it was blocked by the defensive wall.
Luke Williams volleyed inches wide in the 32nd minute after George Friend had headed back across goal.
At the other end, Jeff Hendrick played in Robinson, whose toe poke was stopped by the legs of Steele.
Bikey tested Fielding from distance but the sides went into the break on level terms.
The second half was something of a stalemate, with neither side able to create an opening of note.
Sammon replaced Tyson just before the hour, so Robinson was moved into a wide role.
Derby were passing the ball around nicely at times - and Hendrick won a free kick in a decent position with 20 minutes to go.
Coutts' free kick deflected off the wall and landed narrowly wide.
Boro substitute Merouanne Zemmama went on a surging run in the 78th minute but fired well wide in the end.
Zemmama appeared to injure himself in the process but, before he went off, he managed to cross from the right - after Derby had failed to clear their lines - for Jutkiewicz to send a looping header into the net from eight yards.
Bikey should have made the game safe for Boro but headed wide from Leadbitter's free kick.
It proved a costly miss as Derby went up the other end and equalised.
Sammon's ball back across goal from the right by-line was laid off by Bryson to Coutts, who took a touch to get it out of his feet before beating Steele from 10 yards.
The Rams then had a golden chance to win it in the 90th minute when Bryson's low cross fell to the unmarked Robinson but he scuffed a first-time shot wide.